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Kickin’ Back with Beverly Yanez – Equalizer Soccer

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Beverly Yanez retired from professional soccer in early 2020 after a decade of playing at the highest level. She was drafted by the Washington Freedom in 2010, won a WPS title with the Western New York Flash in 2011, and then went to play in Japan after WPS folded. She had a week to sign that contract, drive across the U.S., get married and get to Japan. Beverly details that story and how playing for INAC Kobe Leonessa in Japan changed her career and her outlook on life. She returned to the U.S. in 2014 and played for the Reign
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FIFA World Cup 2022™ – News – Martinez to coach Belgium until after Qatar 2022

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Roberto Martinez led Belgium to third place at Russia 2018 He has extended his contract until after Qatar 2022 “I believe immensely in this group of players,” he said Roberto Martinez has signed a new contract which will keep him in the Belgium hot-seat until the end of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The 46-year-old Spaniard’s previous deal was due to expire after UEFA EURO 2020, which will now unfold 12 months later due to COVID-19. "Because of the Euro 2020 postponement we could not possibly end our collaboration already now," said Martinez. "The RBFA has an ambitious plan
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Klopp has no worries about players without crowds, but will miss fans

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In the latest transfer news Kalidou Koulibaly has been linked with a move to Man United, while their bitter rivals Liverpool are linked with Nicolo Zaniolo. Fun fact: Kouliabaly and Zaniolo have both been linked with Man United and Liverpool in recent weeks. Nothing like a little bit of local rivalry, especially when huge transfer fees and talented players are involved. First up, this is not the first time Man United have been linked with Koulibaly. The 28-year-old center back will reportedly be up for sale in the upcoming transfer window as Napoli aim to recoup some of the funds
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Premier League restart gets boost as clubs vote to resume training amid coronavirus

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The Premier League moved a step closer to the return of competitive football on Monday as clubs gave the green light to small group training commencing within the next 24 hours. Despite their latest video conference, however, no date was set for league fixtures to restart.Professional football has been suspended in England since March 13 because of the coronavirus pandemic. EFL League 2 called a halt to their season last week, with League 1 expected to follow in the coming days.- Notebook: Premier League, U.K. government at odds- Stream new episodes of ESPN FC Monday-Friday on ESPN+- Stream every episode
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FIFA to choose 2023 World Cup host in online vote on June 25 – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo Copyright Daniela Porcelli for The Equalizer The host of the 2023 Women’s World Cup will be decided on June 25 via online vote, FIFA announced on Friday. The 37-member FIFA Council will decide between four bids: Brazil, Colombia, Japan and a joint pitch from Australia and New Zealand. FIFA delegates finished on-site inspections of each country in late February, just before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sporting world and most conventional travel. Inspection visits are key components to bid assessments, in addition to the bid books each country submits. Evaluation reports of each inspection are expected be published
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2018 FIFA World Cup™  – News – #WorldCupAtHome | France v Croatia (Russia 2018)

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France’s comprehensive 2018 triumph joins the #WorldCupAtHome lineup Griezmann, Pogba and Mbappe helped Les Bleus put four past Croatia The 2018 Final re-airs Sunday 17 May at 18:00 CET It has been nearly two years since France raised the World Cup Trophy inside Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. This Sunday, the #WorldCupAtHome brings it all back with another look at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Final. The only other time Les Bleus met Croatia on the world’s largest stage prior to 2018 was in a taut 1998 semi-final, also part of the World Cup At Home collection. Lilian Thuram’s brace propelled
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USMNT back Dest names Ajax Talent of the Year; Ziyech nabs top honor

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From the Netherlands to Germany and now, just maybe, England, Wout Weghorst has held a flame for one Premier League club. That’s not news, as the Wolfsburg free scorer has spoken up his love for Liverpool in the past. Well now the 27-year-old is angling for a move to the Premier League as he restarts his second season in Germany with 33 goals and 12 assists in 70 matches so far. Will his beloved Reds answer the bell? Who knows, but he’s not being shy about it so we should assume Everton and Manchester United may not enter into the
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Italy Olympic committee chief – 99 percent chance Serie A will resume June 13

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The head of Italy's Olympic committee (CONI) believes there is a 99% chance that the government will allow Serie A to resume on June 13, he said on Thursday.However, CONI president Giovanni Malago said he could not predict whether clubs would be able to complete the season while the players' union (AIC) said the government's policy on dealing with a positive coronavirus test risked another stoppage.- Stream new episodes of ESPN FC Monday-Friday on ESPN+- Stream every episode of 30 for 30: Soccer Stories on ESPN+- Where Europe's top leagues stand on finishing 2019-20 season Serie A clubs voted on
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Judge upholds Dutch decision to scrap promotion, relegation

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UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) A judge on Thursday upheld the Dutch soccer association’s decision to scrap relegation and promotion for the top-flight Eredivisie after it cut short the season due to the coronavirus crisis. The top two clubs in the second-tier division, Cambuur Leeuwarden and De Graafschap Doetinchem, launched a legal challenge to the April 24 decision, seeking to seal promotion in court. Judge Hans Zuurmond rejected their arguments, saying the Dutch association, the KNVB, has the power to take such a decision following a season cut short by exceptional circumstances. Zuurmond said that because of the coronavirus the KNVB “had
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UK government ‘opening the door’ for Premier League to return in June

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The Premier League's plans to resume the season in June was given a boost after the secretary of state for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden, said the government was "opening the door" for football to return in June.- Stream new episodes of ESPN FC Monday-Friday on ESPN+- Stream every episode of 30 for 30: Soccer Stories on ESPN+Dowden said he held a "positive meeting" with football authorities -- which included the Premier League, the English Football League and the Football Association -- to "progress plans" for football to resume."We all agreed that we will only go ahead if
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